Harvard's Dr. Mankiw diverts himself (and us!) with some casual number crunching. He calculates taxes per person and finds the United States in the middle of the industrialized pack.
Interestingly, he finds that, while Canadians pay a higher proportion of their lower national income into taxes, each American writes a larger check to government than does each Canadian.
Yes, you, Joe Tea Bag, pay more in taxes than Gordon Maple Leaf.
Want to pay less taxes? Move to Canada, our big socialist neighbor with the single-payer health care system. Go figure.
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